$720k raised at SunSCHine26 September 2016
Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick's sunSCHine committee has been dedicated to raising funds for the Hospital through their annual sunSCHine event for the past 6 years and 2016 was their best yet, raising $720,000 at the event on 23 September.
The vital funds raised will help to keep thousands of tiny hearts beating – some no larger than a 20 cent coin - as A/Prof Gary Sholler, Head of Cardiac Services spoke about at the event.
Pia Dunlop, daughter of Nikki Dunlop, founder of sunSCHine, also joined A/Prof Sholler on stage and shared her personal story. It was Pia’s cardiac arrest at Sydney Children's Hospital when she was just 2 years old that inspired her mother to establish the sunSCHine committee.
There was a true buzz in the air during the sunSCHine event, which included a
Celebrity MCs Sam Armitage and James Tobin hosted the event which will benefit the many children being treated by the Cardiac Services team in the Hospital.